A current FAQ on How do I write a good title? seems ambiguous on whether titles that begin with "How do I
<do something> ... ?" or "How to
<do something> ... ?" are desirable on Stack Exchange sites generally, or whether a shorter title like "Doing
<something> ... ?" is to be preferred.
By ambiguous I mean things like the most upvoted answer saying:
4. Don't start with "How do I..."
Writing in that style ensures that your title will fail criteria 1-3, and get less attention than it deserves.
This is a question site, and people will understand your titles are questions.
while the FAQ title starts with:
"How do I..."
Without going into all other possible title structures, and individual sites may already have clarified this in their own Metas, is there generally a case for preferring one of the above over the others while performing more comprehensive editing of a question?
A similar question (Preferred title format: gerund or "how to"?) was asked 5-6 years ago from what I suspect was a pure Stack Overflow perspective. It was made a duplicate of How do I write a good title? an hour and a bit later which, in retrospect, seems to have been hasty because unambiguous advice on this particular aspect is not offered in that FAQ.